SAINT AUGUSTINE – The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and Flagler College welcome artist Adler Guerrier as the CEAM Artist-in-Residence this fall. Guerrier will be onsite Sept. 15-21 and Oct. 20-25. During his visits he will collaborate with Flagler College students, faculty and the St. Augustine community, by conducting class visits and research for an ongoing project. He will give an artist talk on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Flagler Room. This event is free and open to the public.
Guerrier’s practice is best known for works in photography, drawing, and printmaking that explore the poetics and politics of place. Embracing the act of flânerie, much of his work springs from strolling and observing his surroundings, often considering the tropics and South Florida as a particularly vibrant confluence of Caribbean, American, social, political, economic and environmental forces. Guerrier’s current projects have focused more specifically on gardens, national parks, and other natural sites that he considers “sites of empowerment and replenishment.”
Guerrier’s recent exhibitions include: “Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago,” a traveling exhibition, curated by Dr. Tatiana Flores, surveying practices tied to the Caribbean basin; “Dust Specks on the Sea Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti”at Hunter East Harlem Gallery, curated by Katie Hood Morgan and Arden Sherman; “The World’s Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art” atPérez Art Museum Miami, organized by PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans with PAMM Assistant Curator Jennifer Inacio; and his most recent solo exhibition was “Adler Guerrier: Conditions and Forms for blck Longevity,” curated by Diana Nawi, presented at California African American Museum, Los Angeles.
Guerrier received a BFA from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida. Born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, he lives and works in Miami.
The CEAM Artist Residency, in collaboration with Flagler College’s Department of Art & Design, is a regular program of artists-in-residence to engage in themes of place-making while collaborating with some aspect of St Augustine’s local community, the city’s significant and varied roles in American history, or its rich natural environment.
A goal of the residency is to foster diverse perspectives on these aspects of our local community, and artists and scholars in a range of fields are invited who integrate and collaborate between the areas of fine art and broader fields of inquiry, such as curatorial practice, performing arts, and creative writing.
The CEAM Artist Residency is supported by a grant from the Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.
For further information on our programming, visit the website at www.flagler.edu/crispellert, or contact Julie Dickover at 904-826-8530 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The museum’s hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m.